Angola

Angolan soldier jailed for 18 years over fatal shooting of boy

An Angolan army sergeant was jailed for 18 years on Tuesday for shooting dead a 14-year-old boy at a protest two years ago, in a sentence welcomed by …

News (South Africa)

Gov. John Bel Edwards takes part in Democratic governors panel in Aspen, 'folks are just anxious'

Gov. John Bel Edwards joined other Democratic governors in Colorado last week for a discussion on divisive politics and how states can work to unite …

John Bel Edwards

Angola:Veteran Cyclist Pepino Dies At 95

(Photo: Angop)BenguelaThe veteran cyclist Alberto da Silva "Pepino" died Saturday at the general hospital in the coastal Benguela province, victim of …

General Hospital

John Bel Edwards invites Donald Trump to visit Angola | NOLA.com

Gov. John Bel Edwards has invited President Donald Trump to visit Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, the largest maximum security prison in the …

Donald Trump

Africa's economic outlook is promising for 2018, but there are clouds on the horizon

On the face of it, 2018 is going to be a good year for sub Saharan Africa’s economies. The World Bank forecasts growth of 3.2% for the year, up from 2.4% in 2017. It also predicts slightly higher growth for 2019 of 3.5%.<p>As usual, much of that growth will still rely on improving commodity prices and …

South Africa

Mother Nature's sleight of hand delivers historic burst of heavy rain

An ominous curtain of steel gray rain clouds closed in on Western New York Wednesday morning. And not just the metaphorical ones that enveloped Rep. …

Weather

A new earless pygmy toad discovered on one of Angola's most underexplored mountains

Due to many years of conflict, the biodiversity of Angola remains one of the least known in Africa. Recently, scientists from Angola, Portugal, and …

Zoology

Tornado possible with severe thunderstorm warning issued for Erie County

A tornado is possible as a strong storm with torrential rainfall moves across Erie County, according to the National Weather Service.<p>Winds of up to …

Weather

Angola:Calling the Kleptocrats to Account

(Photo: allafrica.com)After more than four decades of official silence, Angola's dirty secrets are being swept from under the carpet. …

Travel (South Africa)

Landmark ruling in Angola acquits journalist Rafael Marques of all charges

A court in Luanda has acquitted journalist Rafael Marques and editor Mariano Brás of charges of insulting the Angolan state in what many considered a …

Liberal View

How VBS fallout spilled beyond our borders – report

A controversial Angolan banker lost his R144-million investment in VBS Mutual Bank, making him one of a long line of wealthy businessmen who lost …

Travel (South Africa)

Black rhinos, African penguin and brown hyena no more in Angola's fauna : official - Xinhua

LUANDA, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Angola's fauna is now without black rhinoceros, African penguins, and brown hyenas, Angolan Ministry of Environment …

Extinction

Can Angola’s new president get rid of corruption and revive his party’s reputation?

Angola’s President <i></i>João Lourenço has been making a great show lately of advocating for free and fair elections in nearby countries. Following a canceled summit in July, Lourenço met with Congo leader Joseph Kabila this week to discuss the upcoming December elections — presumably to encourage Kabila …

Africa

UNHCR renew its registration and identity management tools in Angola - UNHCR Blog

<i>Angola is the fifteenth country in Africa to roll-out PRIMES, UNHCR’s new Population Registration and Identity Management EcoSystem. Its centralized</i> …

UNHCR

Angola’s Sonangol brings in helicopter firms to restructure air division

© Reuters. Angola’s Sonangol brings in helicopter firms to restructure air division<p>LUANDA, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Angola's state oil company Sonangol said …

Oil & Gas Industry

Embattled Congolese president Kabila takes trip to Angola

<b>The president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Joseph Kabila has embarked on a two day working visit to neighbouring Angola, the presidency</b> …

Africa

Apprenticeship Council approves first Angola welder/fitter program

<b>BATON ROUGE —</b> The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections has received official approval from the State Apprenticeship Council to …

Baton Rouge

Angola's Isabel dos Santos misses summons from prosecutors

LUANDA (Reuters) - The daughter of a former president of Angola failed to respond to her first summons from state prosecutors to answer questions about her time running Sonangol, the state oil company, Angola’s state news agency Angop reported.<p>FILE PHOTO: Isabel dos Santos speaks during a Reuters …

Brazil

W. Africa Crude-Demand stays strong for Angolan cargoes; Nigerian...

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) - Angolan cargoes are selling quickly as the flurry of trade over the last couple of weeks continues, while Nigerian crude is struggling to find buyers despite offers surfacing for a fairly wide variety of grades this week, traders said on Tuesday.<p>ANGOLA<p>* Demand for …

Oil

UK judge lifts asset freeze order against Quantum Global in Angolan SWF case

© Reuters. UK judge lifts asset freeze order against Quantum Global in Angolan SWF case<p>By Claire Milhench<p>LONDON (Reuters) - The $3 billion global …

Southern Africa

W. Africa Crude-Demand stays strong for Angolan cargoes; Nigerian diffs flag

© Reuters. W. Africa Crude-Demand stays strong for Angolan cargoes; Nigerian diffs flag<p>LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) - Angolan cargoes are selling …

Oil

Total Reviving Angola's Oil Sector

As part of the OPEC+ agreement, Angola agreed to keep its crude output at or below 1.673 million barrels per day. Since the agreement came into force …

Oil

Angola guard accused of hiding drugs in Subway sandwich | NOLA.com

A Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola corrections sergeant was arrested Sunday (July 29), accused of trying to smuggle drugs hidden in a Subway …

News (U.S.)

Louisiana prison employee accused of trying to smuggle drugs

ANGOA, La. (AP) — Prison officials in Louisiana have arrested an officer and charged him with trying to smuggle drugs into the prison where he worked.<p>News outlets reported the arrest came Sunday afternoon at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.<p>Officials said Sunday night they arrested …

Crime

Angola corrections sergeant accused of trying to smuggle drugs into prison

Louisiana Department of Corrections investigators at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola arrested a prison employee in a shakedown Sunday …

Crime

Amajimbos end runners-up in Mauritius

South Africa’s Amajimbos Under-17 football side ended as runners-up in the COSAFA Championships in Port Louis, Mauritius at the weekend.<p>Angola …

Sport (South Africa)

Angola win Cosafa event to earn place at 2019 U-17 Nations Cup

<b>Angola were crowned the Cosafa Under-17 champions on Sunday in the southern African regional tournament to book their place at next year's Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Tanzania.</b><p>The Palancas Negras won the Cosafa crown with a 1-0 victory over South Africa in the final, on a cloudy afternoon in …

Africa

COSAFA U17 Cup final match report South Africa v Angola 29 July 2018

Posted: <b>29 July 2018</b> Time: <b>14:22</b><p>Amajimbos were denied a spot at the Africa U17 Cup of Nations after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Angola at the COSAFA U17 …

Africa

Total Starts Up Oil Production At Angola’s Biggest Deepwater Development

France’s oil major Total said on Friday that it had started up oil production at the Kaombo area, which is currently the biggest deepwater …

Oil

World: FAW food insecurity Risk

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsCountry: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Democratic Republic …

Africa